Getting children to eat healthy and nourishing foods can be a challenge, especially since their tastes and preferences can change monthly, weekly, and even daily! But childhood is when you can build the foundations of lifelong health and good immunity – so it’s important to feed your kids well, without giving in to demands for junk food. Acclaimed nutritionist and columnist Lovneet Batra has put together a book that takes you through every aspect of childhood nutrition: from food intake and digestion to fitness and functional foods. And of course, recipes and tips to make food that’s healthy and kid-friendly!
What’s in the Book
Of nutritional information and diet advice designed for children.
That answer the whats and whys of children’s nutrition and digestion.
Healthy Food Chart
Specific foods for each letter of the alphabet, and how it helps your child stay healthy!
Tackling Digestive Issues
How to combat constipation.
From protein-rich snacks to sugar-free coolers with the goodness of fruits, our recipes our flavourful and fun!
Your Health Questions, Answered
Knowing what food groups to include in your child’s diet, and how much, at each stage of their growth and development is important – and we answer all that and more in the book.
Some of the chapters and recipes you’ll find in the Book:
- Fitness: 6 yoga poses for kids for balance, discipline and flexibility.
- Health: The causes of constipation, remedies and when to consult a doctor.
- Low-Calorie Recipe: Refreshing summer drinks with a good dose of healthy spices, fruits and nuts.
- Product Review: The best ghee for your child and how to add it to their meals.
- Food: The importance of fats.
- Snack Time: Bite-sized protein-packed nuggets, perfect for tea-time!
- Transformation: How to help your child build a healthy relationship with food from an early age.
Common Question Answered In This Book
How can I get my child to love food?
Help your child build a healthy relationship with food by introducing new flavours and textures early on. And remember not to use food as a distraction, reward or punishment, but as fuel.
How can I improve my child’s digestion?
If your little one is constipated, you can try giving him/her 1 tsp of amla juice on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.
How do I know if my child is constipated?
Stomach aches, abdominal swelling, painful bowel movements and loss of appetite are some signs of constipation in children.
How much does my child need to eat each day?
The amount of cereals, lentils, roots and tubers, fruit and fats required will vary depending on age. Our book contains a detailed chart with the number of servings required at each age, along with exact proportions.
Is it ok for my child to consume fats?
Yes. Fat is essential for brain development in growing children – but the key is to choose good fats, which we have outlined in the book.
Eastern Wisdom Backed By Western Science
By Lovneet Batra
At Nutrition By Lovneet, we believe in food as medicine and look to our roots to provide you with nutritious food to feed your kids. We advise all parents to give their kids fresh, local and seasonal food. We provide you with healthy recipes for popular snacks and drinks that mimic their taste and texture, without preservatives and excess oil. And if packaged food cannot be avoided, we will guide you on how to choose healthier options. We study your child’s nutritional requirements, lifestyle and taste preferences, and design a diet plan that puts together the right combination of foods in the right proportion to ensure the best results.